On 25 October, the army left demolition orders under stones at the entrances to homes in the village. On 29 October, soldiers in jeeps and bulldozers began to demolish the tents and caves without giving the residents leave to remove their possessions. According to testimonies villagers gave to B`Tselem, soldiers beat a villager who tried to protect his flock, which he kept in one of the caves. Only after an officer intervened was he allowed to evacuate his livestock.Recently, a jeep left a demolition order for the at-Tuwani mosque under a rock in the village. I guess the village is not alone in this indignity. The occupation is alway strange, but it's surprising to me what elements of it aren't just random, but actually planned - at least to some degree.
B'Tselem, Army demolishes village housing over 200 Palestinians,
west of the Barrier.
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Adventures in Wonderland